13 Jan – 23 Mar | 10 am* – 12.30pm | Tutor Eric Pye | £100 (10 weeks) or £15 per session
This is a chance to explore some of South Lakeland’s superb scenery at a photographer’s pace. Guided by photographer Eric Pye, each week will be at a different location, some well-known, others a little off the beaten track but always with plenty of photographic opportunities.
What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?
Guided walks through some of the area’s most photographic locations, each with the idea of exploring the area and taking photographs. There will be no fixed curriculum for the walks, but there will be lots of suggestions and tips, with the opportunity to ask questions and develop your landscape photography. The emphasis will be on practical, personal learning in an informal, sociable and enjoyable setting. Ideally, you will have at least some knowledge of how your camera works, but that is not essential, and have a desire to develop your skills. All aspects of landscape photography will be on offer during each walk and the exact content will be decided on the day based upon the needs and interests of the participants.
In case of adverse weather conditions, a session may be postponed. Attendees will need to provide phone/email contact details in order for the leader to give advance notice of postponement or cancellation the day before. Places can be transferred to an alternative date should they be postponed.
*Each week there will be the opportunity to meet at the Brewery to allow car sharing.
Vehicles left at the Brewery car park will need a valid pay and display parking ticket. For the first session we will meet at the Brewery at 9.30 am.
For subsequent sessions participants can meet at the week’s venue for a 10:00am start if this is more convenient.
Important – please download this information sheet for more details about meeting point locations.
Please note there are no session on the following dates:
Spring term: 17 February
What do I need to bring with me?
Clothing and footwear suitable for Lakeland walking in January, February or March. None of the walks will go onto the high fells, but some uphill will usually be involved. However, our pace will be very gentle, so only a good general level of fitness will be required. Some of the locations can be wet underfoot, so walking boots are recommended. We will be out for two and a half hours, so a drink and a snack might be advisable. Your camera, charged batteries, memory cards with plenty of space on and a tripod if you have one.
- 13.1 The Helm, Kendal
- 20.1 High Dam, near Newby Bridge
- 27.1 Arnside
- 3.2 Simpson Ground
- 10.2 School Knott
- 24.2 Potter Tarn, near Staveley
- 2.3 Whitbarrow
- 9.3 Skelghyll Wood
- 16.3 Staveley
- 23.3 Farleton Fell
Further information regarding specific meeting points and other information will be available on booking.
Are there any additional costs?
About the tutor
Eric is a photographer who likes to combine his love of the outdoors with a desire to produce something creative. He likes to try and convey something about the places in his images and does this with traditional landscape shots as well as more abstract ideas using camera movement and multiple exposures. As well as creating his own images, Eric now puts his years as a school teacher to good use teaching photography to groups, individuals and here at the Brewery. Eric is also a qualified Mountain Leader (Summer) Assessed.
You can find out more about him and his work at www.ericpyephotography.co.uk
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